Leicester City fans are all saying the same thing after the club’s underwhelming performance against Crystal Palace on Monday, which saw the foxes striker kelechi Iheanacho miss a spot-kick early in the first half.
The Nigerian who’s been tagged as low in confidence by fans of the clubs on social media took his time to take the spot-kick, only to be denied by the brilliant Palace goalkeeper, who predicted correctly to stop Iheanacho’s effort.
Stephen: “Low on confidence? Belt the thing through the net, not stutter your run-up like you’re the best striker in the world. He’s not even the best striker in his house.”
Some fans are also calling for a quick replacement in January, meaning they’ve no faith in him since his form in the last couple seasons have been relatively poor.
Piyush Thanks: “He’s lacked confidence for a while, need to bring in a striker in January at all costs. We have good cover in the other positions.” (h/t Leicester Mercury).
There’s a problem that is yet to be identified at the moment. The Nigerian isn’t the much-needed opportunity to play regularly and this had gone a long way to dampen his morale on the field of play.
However, Brendan Rodgers still believes in what he can do, as a result, he still keeps faith in him and would probably not look into the January transfer window.
Iheanacho got the opportunity to start as the number nine after the coach of the side decided to rest several key players as measures to help his players recover from fatigue due to fixture congestion.
The striker found the back of the net three times in the UEFA Europa League, which helped Leicester City seal qualification for next round.
But in the Premier League campaign, there’s no goal yet.
Fellow compatriot Wilfred Ndidi was on the bench after the dazzling performance against Manchester United last week.
The Coach only wants to ensure his players are in good shape for the remaining fixtures of the season.